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    The New York Times Company | Erin Griffith | 1/26/19 | 11 min
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    • erica1 year ago

      I often feel this way during the week: "spending time on anything that’s nonwork related has become a reason to feel guilty."

      Really interesting comparison of Soviet-era propaganda and labor riots to tech hustle culture and employee protests.

      Workaholism is so bizarre because all of us know deep down that this is true:

      If I dropped dead tomorrow, all of my acrylic workplace awards would be in the trash the next day, and my job would be posted in the paper before my obituary.

      • bill
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        1 year ago

        True. That quote caught me too. Those are heavy words.

    • jamie1 year ago

      These articles are generational...... work could be fun and enlightening but unfortunately it’s usually just work .....I feel we as a society are looking to spiritualize every aspect of life ..... great if possible but let’s value the working stiffs and the value of work as work.

      • bill
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        1 year ago

        Excellent comment.

    • mylavask
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      1 year ago

      Can we create savings that will let us raise a family and live well into our 70s and 80s without competing for our share of the pie?

      • bill
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        1 year ago

        Well - do you want to live in a big city? Or might you (and family) be happy into your 70s and 80s in the country?

        Excellent article, by the way. This is my favorite sentence: "Perhaps we’ve all gotten a little hungry for meaning."

        I don't want to be too judgmental, but I think that being a workaholic probably means you need to reevaluate your values.

        • bill
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          1 year ago

          PS That last sentence was meant to be a general "you." Not you, mylavask. :)

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          1 year ago

          PS That last sentence was meant to be a general "you." Not you, mylavask. :)